Your TWU VX ITM Negotiating Committee (NC) has just returned from a very productive, three-day bargaining session with Virgin America Leadership. During the session, we engaged in fruitful discussions on important scheduling, bidding, and quality of life issues. We also reached Tentative Agreements in some of these areas and are close to finalizing agreements in the others. read more...
Your Transport Workers Union (TWU) Negotiating Team has just returned from a three-day bargaining session with VX Leadership in Dallas, TX. Our discussions were very productive, and we continue to make progress in many different areas of our historic, first contract. Our next negotiating session will be May 10th through 12th in New York City. In the meantime, we will continue to work on the numerous items that are in discussion, and we anticipate making significant progress at our next meeting.
We would like to issue a special “Thank you!” to our Sisters and Brothers at TWU Local 556, the Union of Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants, who hosted our negotiations in their new headquarters this week. They were amazing hosts who made our Negotiating Team and VX Leadership feel welcome, which contributed to our productive week.
TWU VX, in cooperation with Virgin America Leadership, is holding a training session for InFlight Support Representatives (ISR), and we are looking for volunteers to support their InFlight Team Members in this capacity.
What are ISRs? Quite simply, they are the “Front Line” representatives of our Union. They are the people that our ITMs turn to when they have questions or need guidance in any work situation. Many of you probably know that ITMs can help in disciplinary sessions. The reality is, NO ONE should ever enter a disciplinary meeting without an ISR present. However, in addition to this vital role, our ISRs are there to answer questions about contracts (or negotiations), deliver up-to-date information to our ITMs, and provide guidance concerning procedural or pay issues. read more...